It seems that most of these internet 'challenges' amount to little more than an excuse for people to share yet another photo of themselves. The latest is the 'age challenge,' in which people are encouraged to use the Faceapp old age filter on a selfie and share it with the world.

We've already featured the baby filter and gender-swap 'viral sensations,' where people played around with themselves and celebrities too, so now, obviously, it's the turn of the oldies. Faceapp uses neural networks to modify a face on any photo while keeping it photorealistic, in this case adding the signs of aging including wrinkles, grey hair and sagging skin. How well it works remains to be seen, I guess we'll find out in the future!

Would you give it a try? Scroll down to see how others are looking in a few decades time, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Keanu Reeves

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SH Kaiser 1 month ago

He’ll always be perfect. A kind heart never ages.

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FaceApp is run by a small team from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

“We developed a new technology that uses neural networks to modify a face on any photo while keeping it photorealistic. For example, it can add a smile, change gender and age, or just make you more attractive,” explains founder and CEO Yaroslav Goncharov, a former head of department at Yandex who is funding the project out of his own pocket.

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Barack Obama

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Withnail 1 month ago

OldBAMA

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Laura Zappenduster 1 month ago

the wolf after eating the granny?

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Goncharov said that FaceApp is unique because they don't apply a filter to selfies, they instead use deep learning technology to change the photo itself.

“Our main differentiator is photorealism,” he explained to TechCrunch. “After applying a filter, it is still your photo. Other apps intentionally change a picture in a way it is entertaining, but not a real photo anymore."

“We believe that such entertaining effects are subject to trends, but photorealism is timeless.”

“In addition to a sound product concept, we think that we are quite ahead in terms of technology. As far as I know, there are no products or research papers that can claim similar quality on this task.”

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Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison and John Lennon

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MsM 1 month ago

☹️☹️☹️☹️

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Will Smith

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Ale_Vidal23 1 month ago

not even the old filter can make him look old wtf?

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These constant viral 'challenges' have made the app extremely popular, topping the app store charts in many countries.

There's just something about human nature that delights in the concept, apparently. But how long can it last? Adding a smile or some wrinkles to a selfie can be fun once, but quickly gets boring. Now we've done babies, oldies, and gender-swapping, what's next? Who knows. But boy, I just can't wait to find out.

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Ryan Gosling

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ktdidit 1 month ago

i'd still hit it

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The Rock

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Niito 1 month ago

The Fossil

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Lady Gaga

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Mojones 1 month ago

Lady Gramma, sure she'd still have an incredible voice

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Elijah Wood

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Withnail 1 month ago

From Frodo to Bilbo

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John Legend

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Birchy Cat 1 month ago

He never ages

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Went ahead and aged myself on FaceApp... It's probably the most realistic I've seen so far. Kinda scares me a little

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Nikki D 1 month ago

I'm too afraid to use this.

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Taylor Swift

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Kevin Knaap 1 month ago

Joanna Lumley 😀😀😀

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Britney Spears

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Nikki D 1 month ago

Why is hers so much worse than all the others?

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Eoin has aged so well 

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Gary 1 month ago

My God, Janet Krankies back.

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So Dou 1 month ago

both gorgeous!

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Doober 1 month ago

Very realistic. Would like to see a pic of his dad/grandpa for comparison.

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Natalie Portman

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Natasha Forchione 1 month ago

Huh? There is no difference?

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Nini Meow 1 month ago

I like how the hands have wrinkled too

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Justin Bieber

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Kjorn 1 month ago

he looks like an old lesbian

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Billie Eilish

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DaVo 1 month ago

Patti Smith!

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Donald Trump

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Give me a beagle any day... 1 month ago

Ugly in each photo. Three strikes and YER OUT!!! This is one of the world's ugliest and most asinine, hateful, racist, and egotistical women hating people on the planet. And I'm keeping it 'nice.'

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Tried the face app old filter on my toddler. I don't know whether to laugh or be terrified.

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Shinobi Shabby 1 month ago

Why do the babies end up looking like old aunts

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Kristen Stewart

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Laura Zappenduster 1 month ago

How did the smile get bigger? Did she find happyness in her older days?

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Selena Gomez

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Mary Montejo 1 month ago

Looks like plastic surgery gone bad!! Botched!!

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Probably this will be me in 50 years.


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Dorothy Parker 1 month ago

With that gorgeous eye color, she'd be sure they showed.

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Shawn Mendes

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Mary Montejo 1 month ago

His neck!!! It's like it melted, is he plastic???

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Vincent Marcus

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Eunice Probert 1 month ago

Good grief, it's Ian McShane and David Hasselhoff!

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Id row 1 month ago

Time really is a mean bitch.

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Demi Lovato

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Chicago Kitty 1 month ago

I don't think she's ever been attractive so this isn't much of a difference.

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Brendon Urie

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hispanic! at the disco 1 month ago

I feel the need to say something here but I've been rendered speechless.

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